Books by: Adventure


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. RowlingJim Kay
4,430,171 voters
Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes...
The Hobbit

The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien
2,029,905 voters
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it t...
Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

by Dan Brown
1,948,311 voters
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he disc...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. Rowling
1,780,253 voters
Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet...
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. Rowling
1,726,916 voters
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags...
The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

by J.R.R. Tolkien
1,713,748 voters
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-s...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. Rowling
1,700,145 voters
It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to def...
Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
1,565,866 voters
When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each...
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis
1,480,534 voters
'They say Aslan is on the move. Perhaps he has already landed,' whispered the Beaver. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt brave and adventurous. Susan felt as ...
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown
1,423,540 voters
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveil...
A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

by George R.R. Martin
1,274,463 voters
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Rob...
Life of Pi

Life of Pi

by Yann Martel
991,102 voters
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark TwainGuy CardwellJohn Seelye
938,255 voters
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a bo...
The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

by Philip Pullmanნიკა სამუშია
931,679 voters
Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her ...
Holes

Holes

by Louis Sachar
728,541 voters
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley...
The Odyssey

The Odyssey

by HomerRobert FaglesBernard Knox
657,586 voters
Literature's grandest evocation of life's journey, at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance, Homer's ancient Greek epic The Odyssey is transl...
Into the Wild

Into the Wild

by Jon Krakauer
627,962 voters
Librarian's Note: An alternate cover edition can be found here

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

by William Goldman
614,753 voters
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As ...
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak
606,103 voters
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest be...
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre DumasRobin Buss
544,914 voters
'On what slender threads do life and fortune hang.'

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learn...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark TwainGuy CardwellJohn Seelye
543,831 voters
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the first of Mark Twain's novels to feature one of the best-loved characters in American fiction, with a critical introduction by John Seelye...
The Sea of Monsters

The Sea of Monsters

by Rick Riordan
501,378 voters
The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan's amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a "half blood...
The Two Towers

The Two Towers

by J.R.R. Tolkien
468,463 voters
The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and...
The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by J.R.R. Tolkien
452,538 voters
The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with th...
Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

by Michael Crichton
447,448 voters
En esta espectacular novela, los dinosaurios vuelven a conquistar la Tierra. En una isla remota, un grupo de hombres y mujeres emprende una carrera contra el tiempo para evitar un ...
Deception Point

Deception Point

by Dan Brown
444,571 voters
When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory...a victory tha...
Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress

by Dan Brown
412,082 voters
Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization...
The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien
380,277 voters
A fantastic starter set for new Tolkien fans or readers interested in rediscovering the magic of Middle-earth, this three-volume box set features paperback editions of the complete...
Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Moby-Dick or, The Whale

by Herman MelvilleAndrew DelbancoTom Quirk
351,523 voters
'Call me Ishmael.'

So begins Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captai...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

by Martin GardnerLewis CarrollJohn Tenniel
336,415 voters
Weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations," the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground--to come face-to-face with some of the strangest a...
The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger

by Stephen King
314,231 voters

Beginning with a short story appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King's epic work of fantasy -- what he considers...

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

by Jon Krakauer
287,120 voters
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a mu...
The Time Machine

The Time Machine

by Greg BearH.G. WellsCarlo Pagetti
267,836 voters
“I’ve had a most amazing time....”

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that l...
The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

by Tom Clancy
265,195 voters
Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rum...
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

by Quentin BlakeRoald Dahl
264,065 voters
When James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as bi...
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
263,375 voters
The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generation...
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

by Bill Bryson
243,024 voters
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re goin...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank BaumW.W. Denslow
241,658 voters
Follow the yellow brick road!

Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful...
Stardust

Stardust

by Neil Gaiman
229,911 voters
Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexpl...
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London
218,074 voters
A classic novel reissued for contemporary readers.

Rediscover Jack London’s beloved classic in this unique hardbound edition. First published as a serial in the Sat...
Hatchet

Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen
217,292 voters
Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake--and fi...
The Final Empire

The Final Empire

by Brandon Sanderson
199,578 voters
In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemak...
Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

by Laura Ingalls WilderGarth Williams
189,208 voters
A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a fire. Includes a detail...
The Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy

by C.S. Lewis
185,244 voters
The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse, Bree. When the pair d...
The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

by Jean M. Auel
173,918 voters
This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel's magnificent storytelling we are taken back t...
The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton JusterJules Feiffer
173,759 voters
Librarian's Note: For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click here....
The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

by Michael Crichton
169,377 voters
The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequat...
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan SwiftRobert DeMaria Jr.
165,203 voters
'I felt something alive moving on my left leg ... when bending my Eyes downwards as much as I could. I perceived it to be a human Creature not six inches high'
...
The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt

by Robert Jordan
159,342 voters
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. ...
The Hobbit: Graphic Novel

The Hobbit: Graphic Novel

by Chuck DixonDavid WenzelSean DemingJ.R.R. Tolkien
155,521 voters
First published over 50 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' has become one of the best-loved books of all time. Now Tolkien's fantasy classic has been adapted into a fully pai...
Beowulf

Beowulf

by Seamus HeaneyUnknown
153,289 voters
The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young war...
Timeline

Timeline

by Michael Crichton
145,537 voters
In an Arizona desert, a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfw...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
136,386 voters
Complete in nine handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series off...
Sabriel

Sabriel

by Garth Nix
135,125 voters
Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kin...
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

by Roberto González EchevarríaJohn RutherfordMiguel de Cervantes
132,230 voters
Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his ex...
Assassin's Apprentice

Assassin's Apprentice

by Robin Hobb
132,200 voters
In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets...
Congo

Congo

by Michael Crichton
127,359 voters
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of mi...
The Shadow Rising

The Shadow Rising

by Robert Jordan
119,982 voters
The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.

In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the Whi...
Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

by Brian W. AldissMichael GlencrossJules Verne
114,882 voters
"To go around the world...in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness"

One ill-fated evening a...
The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora

by Scott Lynch
112,988 voters
In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing w...
The Waste Lands

The Waste Lands

by Stephen KingNed Dameron
112,673 voters
Roland, The Last Gunslinger, moves ever closer to The Dark Tower of his dreams and nightmares—as he crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our ...
The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
107,611 voters
The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.

This fantastic c...
The Arctic Incident

The Arctic Incident

by Eoin Colfer
106,552 voters
Artemis rushes from Ireland school to Russia where the Mafiya kidnapped his father. Captain Holly Short of LEPRecon against fairies interrupts him. This time he may have to join th...
Curious George

Curious George

by H.A. Rey
104,492 voters
The first adventure in this highly popular series tells how the little monkey Curious George, caught in the jungle and brought back to the city by a man in a yellow hat, can't help...
Shōgun

Shōgun

by James Clavell
102,250 voters
A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a tim...
Jaws

Jaws

by Peter Benchley
99,851 voters
"Relentless terror." The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The classic, blockbuster thriller of man-eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers ...
White Fang

White Fang

by Jack London
97,720 voters
White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North--kill or be killed. But nothing ...
Fablehaven

Fablehaven

by Brandon Mull
97,259 voters
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the las...
The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

by Emmuska Orczy
91,999 voters
Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. H...
The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

by Shannon Hale
91,870 voters
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani...
Shantaram

Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts
91,846 voters
"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to...
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien
89,501 voters
This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship O...
Lord of Chaos

Lord of Chaos

by Robert Jordan
88,923 voters
In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Fires of Heaven, we plunge again into Robert Jordan's extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:

On ...
Stuart Little

Stuart Little

by Garth WilliamsE.B. White
87,587 voters
A paperback edition of E.B. White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure! With black and white illustrations.

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Bo...
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne
87,248 voters
The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his que...
The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society

by Trenton Lee StewartCarson Ellis
84,236 voters
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?"

Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bend...
Alanna: The First Adventure

Alanna: The First Adventure

by Tamora Pierce
83,821 voters
From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight.

And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has alwa...
The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark TwainEverett H. Emerson
83,236 voters
This treasured historical satire, played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th-century England, centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day...
Stone of Tears

Stone of Tears

by Terry Goodkind
82,158 voters
In Wizard's First Rule, Richard Cypher's world was turned upside down. Once a simple woods guide, Richard was forced to become the Seeker of Truth, to save the world from th...
Song of Susannah

Song of Susannah

by Stephen KingDarrel Anderson
81,903 voters

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is at once a book of revelation, a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dar...

The Lost World

The Lost World

by Michael Crichton
81,247 voters
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Junior Novelisation captures all the thrills and chills of The Lost World story - with heart-stopping suspense, hair-raising action, and illustrated w...
Inkspell

Inkspell

by Cornelia FunkeAnthea Bell
81,034 voters
The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke, an author who is emerging as a truly modern classic writer for children.
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Abhorsen

Abhorsen

by Garth Nix
79,661 voters
The Ninth was strong and fought with might
But lone Orannis was put out of the light
Broken in two and buried under hill
Forever to lie there, wishing us ill.

...
The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

by Scott McKowenArthur PoberJohann David Wyss
77,442 voters
Shipwrecked passengers on a deserted island: how will they survive? After their ship founders at sea, the Robinsons—father, mother, and four sons—find themselves stranded in an uni...
Ringworld

Ringworld

by Larry Niven
74,984 voters
Pierson's puppeteers, three-leg two-head aliens find immense structure in unexplored part of the universe. Frightened of meeting the builders, they send a team of two humans, a pup...
The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

by Terry Pratchett
73,172 voters
In The Light Fantastic only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who w...
Redwall

Redwall

by Brian Jacques
71,941 voters
Redwall Abbey, tranquil home to a community of peace-loving mice is threatened by Cluny the Scourge - the evil-one-eyed rat warlord - and his battle-hardened horde of predators. Cl...
The Burning Bridge

The Burning Bridge

by John Flanagan
71,714 voters

Bracing for a final clash with the evil warlord Morgarath, the Rangers rally the kingdom's allies, and Will is chosen, along with his friend Horace, as special envoys to nearby ...

Absolute Power

Absolute Power

by David Baldacci
70,947 voters
A grizzled professional cat burglar gets trapped inside the bedroom closet of one of the world's richest men, only to witness, through a one-way mirror, two Secret Service agents k...
Winter's Heart

Winter's Heart

by Robert Jordan
69,402 voters
Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand's destination is, in fact, one she has never considered.

Mazrim Tai...
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

by Avi
66,812 voters
An ocean voyage of unimaginable consequences... Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story ...
Before They Are Hanged

Before They Are Hanged

by Joe Abercrombie
66,781 voters
Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished ...
The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper
66,735 voters
The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in...
Relic

Relic

by Lincoln ChildDouglas Preston
66,424 voters
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. ...
Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker

by Anthony Horowitz
66,391 voters
They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he k...
13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes

by Maureen Johnson
66,319 voters

Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 t...

Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red Skies

by Scott Lynch
65,970 voters
After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal...
Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

by Suzanne Collins
65,306 voters
This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father -- in a strange world bene...
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Walter Scott
64,698 voters
Ivanhoe (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victor...